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Gadget Lab Podcast: Windows 8 and a Hot New Galaxy Smartphone

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This week on the Gadget Lab podcast, the gang talks about products from the big three: Microsoft, Apple and Google.

Staff writer Mike Isaac kicks the show off with some initial thoughts on the brand new Windows 8 Metro user interface for mobile devices and desktops, released in developer preview form earlier this week. It’s an entirely different look than what we’ve seen from Microsoft in the past. When launch time finally comes around, can the company release a true competitor to Android and iOS?

Next up staff writer Christina Bonnington stops in to talk about Turntable.fm’s new iOS app. It’s basically the same as the browser-based version of the group music listening service, but for your phone. Christina thinks it works well enough, but other than making it mobile, there really aren’t any improvements.

Finally, product reviews editor Michael Calore drops by with a first look at the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch (what a mouthful). Our first thought: It’s awesome. Our second thought: Good lord, what a huge screen. We’ll have a full review of the device later in the week.

Like the show? You can also get the Gadget Lab video podcast via iTunes, or if you don’t want to be distracted by our unholy on-camera talent, check out the Gadget Lab audio podcast. Prefer RSS? You can subscribe to the Gadget Lab video or audio podcast feeds.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Windows 8 and a Hot New Galaxy SmartphoneMike is a Wired.com staff writer covering Google and the mobile beat. He's written on a number of different tech topics, from startups to social media. Check out his Google+ profile here.
Follow @mj_isaac and @GadgetLab on Twitter.

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